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Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Reviews

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March 7, 2015
4/10 - Shockingly pointless. Useless, simple, rehash of the first with odd, unnecessary, plot twist.
½ March 2, 2015
It was OK. Not nearly as good as the first one. Nova was way hotter in this one though.
½ March 2, 2015
An oddball sequel that's both rehash and far departure.
February 16, 2015
I love the original and most of the sequels, with the exception of battle, but this movie had no idea what the original was trying to be. In this movie bright eyes, or taylor, or whatever you want to call him goes missing, and a new astronaut goes and tries to find him. What follows is mutant humans, the backwards spiral of Nova's character arc, and *spoiler alert* a nuke that blows up the whole entire earth... Although the acting is still good, and the makeup is just as stunning all in all not very good only helped by the previous tone
½ February 7, 2015
Probably rushed out too quickly to keep the Apes fresh in our minds. This installment was way off base to me and should've been omitted from the series.
February 7, 2015
The first hour flirts with some cool things while never matching the intelligence or feel of the first film, but after that it becomes laughably bad.
February 5, 2015
I'm sure this seemed better when it was originally released due in large part to a dearth in solid science fiction stories, but it hasn't aged well.
½ January 11, 2015
underated movie, pity we did not see more of Chuck Heston but very enjoyable
Super Reviewer
January 2, 2015
Didnt like this as much as the other planet of the apes movies. This is the 4th one. Still a must see if u love this scifi serie of movies.
December 28, 2014
All's good while above ground, even though it's almost a blow by blow remake of the first film. Once the ludicrous 'underground' plot takes hold though this movie rapidly deteriorates into sixties sci fi hokum.
November 29, 2014
While it's agreeable that POTA could have used a sequel, it's hard to believe this was the best that could have came up. Several elements are retreated on, though most of the good elements are forgotten. The plot has many confusing pieces to it and wears down the concept quickly. This film ends up becoming a unessential sequel.
½ November 28, 2014
The sequel expanded the dystopian planet of the apes carrying the same atmospheric feeling that turned into an entertaining piece when watching the continued story of the sci-fi classic. Next to that is the okay production values and the pleasantness, but, however, it's a weak entry towards the climax and turn of events. (B)

(Full review coming soon)
½ November 22, 2014
Hokey, old-school fun as background. LOVED the mutants worshipping a nuclear bomb!
November 7, 2014
Was der erste Teil mit Überraschungen wett gemacht hat, erschrickt man sich im zweiten Teil nur noch! Die Effekte sind billiger geworden und die Geschichte wiederholt sich. Man hat den Rest vom ersten Teil nur wieder aufkochen lassen. Die Story ist ja nicht schlecht, aber der Schluss ist absoluter Trash geworden. Das hat den ganzen Film wieder komplett versaut!
October 4, 2014
really quite enjoyed it; but the mutants seemed a bit silly
October 3, 2014
Ted Post's Beneath the Planet of the Apes is best defined as a filler movie in the franchise, connecting Planet of the Apes (1968) with Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), as nothing in the movie stands out, nor does it introduce anything solid to the narrative, other than fulfill a certain 'prophecy' from the first movie.
September 27, 2014
Starts almost immediately after the shocking twist ending of the original Planet of the Apes, showing Charlton Heston and Linda Harrison finding the Statue of Liberty to confirm that the Planet of the Apes is indeed Earth. Then starts on a second arc focusing on the rescue team, in particular Brent, who was sent in after Chuck only to find an escalated situation with the Ape Military having taking over the Ape City and starting to plan the search and possible extermination of the lost civilization that exists within the Forrbidden Zone. The final act is what makes the film for me since the initial sequences are essentially reintroducing similar aspects of the original. When we find the underground city of radioactive survivors living amongst the ruined historical landmarks of NYC worshiping the atom bomb as some sort of false idol is where things get awesomely trippy. Pretty heady stuff for the 60's and shows when the mindset of the population was at the time. Pretty top shelf and would be pretty hard to find a darker ending around that same time period.
September 21, 2014
More out-there than I had expected. It was OK, but didn't come close to matching the first film. (First and only viewing - 9/20/2014)
September 7, 2014
Offbeat, worthy sequel in a desert of sequels . . .
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